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Prez Kovind arrives in Tajikistan for wide-ranging talks

Press Trust of India  |  Dushanbe 

on Sunday arrived in on a three-day state visit during which he will hold talks with the country's top leadership to strengthen India's ties with the Central Asian country.

The and First lady were welcomed by and First upon their arrival at the Dushanbe International Airport, the (MEA) said in a tweet.

This is Kovind's first visit to

During his visit from October 7-9, he will meet his Tajik counterpart and of Parliament Shukurjon Zuhurov. Tajik will also call on Kovind, the MEA said Saturday in

Kovind will visit the where he will deliver an address on 'Countering Radicalisation: Challenges in Modern Societies'. He will also address the Indian diaspora.

The will pay his respects to and Rabindranath Tagore by visiting their memorials here and will offer floral tributes.

All areas of bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation are expected to be discussed during Kovind's visit, the MEA said.

Given the close relationship between the two countries, the visit is expected to lead to further strengthening of the Indo-Tajik bilateral relations, it said.

Tajik President Rahmon has visited five times with his last visit being in December 2016.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 20:45 IST